This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Home Book Of Etiquette" book.
If this affliction is due to the dryness of the nasal passage or the delicacy of the capillary vessels, the inflamed condition may easily be removed. The following wash can be recommended: Powdered borax, ten grammes; one teaspoonful cologne; soft water, 150 grammes. Melt the borax in the water, then add the cologne. It is sufficient to moisten the nose with the wash and let it dry without wiping. When it begins to burn again, the treatment should be renewed.
Here is another and similar wash : Dissolve two grammes of borax in fifteen grammes of rose-water, and as much orange-flower water. Moisten the nose three times each day with this refreshing wash.